2008 Competition Manual and Related Documents
2008 FIRST Robotics Competition Manual and Related Documents
This page contains important documents for the 2008 FIRST Robotics Competition Season.
Section 0 - Introduction - Overview of the competition, Gracious Professionalism, and prominent FRC awards.
Section 1 - Communication - Find information on contacting FIRST staff, using the FIRST logo, utilizing the on-line forums, and maintaining the TIMS.
Section 2 - Team Organization - Provides suggestions on organizing a team.
Section 3 - At the Events - An overview of the events with information on the pit, registration, robot inspection, the machine shop, safety, practice rounds and competition matches, courtesies and rules.
Section 4 - Robot Transportation - Guide on how to pack, crate, and ship your robot. Crucial information on donation from FedEx.
Section 5 - The Awards - Describes the awards and their submission criteria.
Section 5 - The Awards Rev C (updated 3/11/08)
Section 6 - The Arena - Describes the arena, field elements, and game elements in detail. There are several pertinent drawings listed in this section.
2008 FIRST Official Drawings - Complete drawings and assemblies to build an official FIRST playing field.
2008 Team Drawings - Complete drawings and assemblies for a low cost version of the FIRST playing field.
Section 7 - The Game - Describes the game in detail. Related Video (available after Kickoff)
Section 7 - The Game Rev G (updated 2/28/08)
Section 8 - The Robot - Describes all rules associated with building a compliant robot.
Section 8 - The Robot Rev G (updated 2/8/08)
- 2008 Pneumatics Manual (updated 2/5/08)
- 2008 Sensors Manual
- Power Distribution Diagram
- Inspection Checklist Rev F (updated 2/26/08)
- Labels for 120A Main Breakers and Pressure Relief Valves (updated 2/22/08)
- Inspection BOM Template
- FIRST Guidelines, Tips, and Good Practices Rev B
- Innovation First, Inc. Manuals - Manuals for the control system components and kitbot chassis
- Additional Technical Resources
Section 9 - The Tournament - Describes how the tournament is played.
Click HERE for details on the algorithm used to generate Alliances.
Section 10 - The Kit of Parts - Describes the 2008 Kit of Parts.